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Genetic Maps: Direct Meiotic Analysis

  1. Maj Hultén,
  2. Charles Tease

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006250



How to Cite

Hultén, M. and Tease, C. 2006. Genetic Maps: Direct Meiotic Analysis. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Cytogenetic analyses provide a direct means of obtaining critical information on the patterns of meiotic recombination, at the genomic and chromosome-specific levels, in both male and female germ cells. This information provides insight into the control of meiotic recombination in human germ cells and allows the construction of accurate sex-specific genetic maps.


  • genetic recombination map;
  • crossing-over;
  • chiasmata;
  • MLH1 foci;
  • spermatocytes;
  • oocytes